Rogers first to bring Windows Phone 8 to Canada with the Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 from RogersRecently, we announced that Rogers joined forces with Microsoft as the preferred wireless partner for Windows 8. At Rogers, we’re proud to bring you the newest technology first. Today, we’re thrilled to ship the first Nokia Lumia 920 smartphones to customers across the country and to further expand the largest selection of LTE devices available from a Canadian carrier. With the Nokia Lumia 920 and the launch of Windows 8 last week, you’ll now have a complete cross-platform Windows experience powered by our super fast LTE network.

Let’s take a closer look at the Nokia Lumia 920.

This device takes smartphone photography to a whole new level. With PureView technology, this device is capable of taking in five times more light than competing smartphones without using a flash. That means you can capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. And forget about blurry pictures. PureView technology compensates for hand movement.  It’s the perfect phone to capture your favourite band’s performance in a dark venue.

You can also view your photos and videos on its’ PureMotion HD+ bright display which is perfect for Nokia Maps mapping experience complete with Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and now Nokia City Lens, an augmented reality experience. The Nokia Lumia 920 also has built-in wireless charging making it easier to boost your battery without plugging it in. Just place your device on one of Nokia’s wireless chargers.

We were able to ship a limited supply of Nokia Lumia 920 smartphones in black to some customers who reserved a device using the Rogers Reservation System today. These customers will be the first in Canada to have a Windows Phone 8 smartphone. We’ll be shipping more devices in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to RedBoard and @RogersBuzz for updates.

What is your favourite feature of the new Nokia Lumia 920?

Katie is a regular contributor to RedBoard

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  1. http://conversations.nokia.com/2012/10/30/seeing-in-colour-with-the-nokia-lumia-smartphones/

    My favourite feature is that it comes in colour! Nokia even outlines that as a special thing on their website.

    Will there be colours when the phone begins selling in stores?

    • Hi Jack,

      The Nokia Lumia 920 is launching in black this week. We’re always reviewing our device selection but we don’t have any further information at this time. Stay tuned to @RogersBuzz for updates.

      Katie

      • Sorry Katie, that’s simply not good enough.

        I personally want cyan. If I buy black now and you announce more colours later, I will be furious. Likewise, if I wait for 4 months and it’s clear that no new colours are ever coming, I’ll be upset that I missed out on 4 months of using the phone.

        With “stay tuned” I can’t make an informed purchase. The right action is to announce plans for each colour option *NOW*, even if you have to say “cyan will be offered in January, yellow will not be offered” etc.

      • Agreed with Gordon for all of his reasons, that canned response will not suffice. You need to allow us to make an informed decision, and we cannot do that without the vital information. Such disrespect for your customers, and it doesn’t even make sense! Why would you buy exclusive rights and not even have any options?? It’s as if you want it to fail!

      • Hi Katie,

        The Lumia 920 should be available in at least a few colours. This is simply unbelievable. I will need to get the Lumia 920 from eBay or else… Please make this wrong thing right as soon as possible.

        Dany Rodier

    • Bad news bears

      http://www.nokia.com/ca-en/products/phone/lumia920/specifications/

      The Canadian Nokia site shows only Black available while the US site shows all the colours. Looks like we get sided again. I’ll be picking up an ATT branded one from Buffalo at launch, sorry Rogers. Stop dropping the ball

      • What colour are you most interested in seeing, Patrick?

        • Why are you asking only to Patrick? We all want coloured Lumia 920. Please correct this situation as soon as possible. I’ve been waiting so long for this awesome device. And now my only choice is in black. That’s so bad. Personally, I want a cyan 920.

        • Hi Sarah, Why are you asking only Patrick? We all seem to want coloured Lumia 920! Please correct this mistake as soon as possible. For my part, I’ll try to find a cyan one, be it from Rogers or from AT&T. Thanks.

        • LOL. I think RogersChris and RogersNicolas have asked that same question hundreds of times.

        • CYAN, please. Actually black is my last choice, apart from the OS, colours are one of the only differentiators. Please look at getting some colours.

  2. Any available for in store pickup?

    • Bhavik, you can visit your nearest Rogers retail location and inquire about stock levels. Existing wireless customers can also reserve a device through the Rogers Reservation System will be notified when their device is available.

  3. Were shipments delayed everywhere in Ontario because of the storm? Where can I get one of these today?

  4. My fave thing? The fact I can get one today! BUT WHERE?!!? Rogers, please tell me!

  5. My favourite feature is that Nokia makes this phone in 6 colours! Can’t wait to pick my favourite! Oh wait.. what? What do you mean you’re only carrying black?

  6. Is this strictly for people who have reserved the device? Or will there be limited availability in some stores as some recent news articles have suggested?

    • Hi Martin – there are a limited supply of devices at select Rogers retail locations. You can visit your nearest Rogers retail location and inquire about stock levels or reserve a device through the Rogers Reservation System and you will be notified when your device is available.

  7. Really excited about the phone, but black only is terrible. If there is no news about additional colours in the next few weeks I’m off to Bell and getting an HTC 8X and if that’s the case, nice work Nokia and Rogers!

  8. I’m thrilled! I have mine on reserve and am so excited to be one of the first people in the world to get this amazing phone. Way to go Rogers!

  9. My favorite feature of the lumia 920 is the colors :P.

    Seriously, carry white red and black (at a minimum).

    I will buy a white and red one immediately.

    I bet you will also sell than 200 some preorders.

  10. It would have been nicer if the business reservation system works.

  11. What about other colours? The Lumia’s top feature (which is being heavily advertised) is its wide variety of colours

  12. Still no news about the others colors despite multiple comments of disapointed customers on the first post about upcoming Windows 8 phones. I will be waiting for the cyan one to be available soon or I’ll be force to buy elsewhere. Customers want choices, and Nokia is advertising their choice of vibrant color on the Lumia 920, to me it’s a no-brainer I don’t want another black iPhone look alike. I hope Rogers will make the right decision.

  13. Does the native Wallet feature work with your new NFC secure SIM card for making mobile purchases?

    You would do well to update your customers on your colour options based on the overwhelming feedback in the last WP8 post. Anyone who runs out to buy a black 920 now only to find out in 3 months that you’re bringing in more colours will be rightly upset as they are stuck with a black phone for 3 years.

  14. My favorite feature of the 920 is colour.

    • sorry forgot to mention – Black is not a colour !!!!

      • Matthew Potter says: October 30th, 2012 a 11:54am

        When it comes to pigmentation, yes black is a colour. It is only in the light spectrum that black is an absence.

        • when it comes to the actual definition of colour, no black is not a colour, its a shade. it will never have anything to do with a colour.

        • Black absorbs all colours and does not reflect any of them back so there is no colour to black…what we see is an absunce of all colour. So at the most it can be classified as a shade, but never a colour.

          • Black absorbs all colours and does not reflect any of them back so there is no colour to black…what we see is an absunce of all colour.

            SO I GUESS EVERYONE CAN STOP CRYING NOW AS ACCORDING TO DEREK THE PHONE HAS EVERY COLOUR IN IT, AND IF IT ABSORBS ALL COLOURS…..THEN IT’S BLACK’S FAULT THAT IT’S NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL COLOURS…..IT ABSORBED THEM ALL UP :( !!!!!!!

            GOOD STUFF!

            BLACK SEEMS ALMOST AS MEAN AS 7 WAS TO 9. AFTER ALL WE ALL KNOW THAT 7 ATE 9….

            WAIT….STOP……IT’S ONLY JUST THE COLOUR OF A PHONE RIGHT?……….OH YA THAT’S RIGHT…..

            WAIT….MAYBE….JUST MAYBE…THERE WILL BE 8.7 MILLION DIFFERENT COLOURS IN THE CASES FOR THE PHONES THAT WE ALL BUY FROM THE MARKET/SHOPPING MALL….BOY I SURE HOPE THAT THEY DON’T HAVE A BLACK CASE…..THEN THERE WILL BE NO OTHER COLOURS IF DEREK WAS RIGHT.

            CHEERS ALL…..remember…it’s just the colour of a phone :)

  15. My position is 47 for the 920 in the device reservation. Is it possible for me to be the few that receives the 920 today or tomorrow?

  16. hey just want to mention that I called the Microsoft Holiday store at Eaton Centre Toronto and they will be getting white, red and black.

    • Seriously??
      I would love to know that other colors are available (since I want white). I would be furious to find out that Rogers was keeping this from us if it’s true.

    • Really? To buy outright or from Rogers as well? I can settle with a Red 920!

  17. Matthew Potter says: October 30th, 2012 a 11:53am

    How about replacing a Samsung Galaxy S3 that has been the bain of my existence?
    https://plus.google.com/115956794233934987821/posts/3YkQ47uBz5E

  18. Called all Rogers Plus stores in Calgary and nobody is going to have it. Fake news release?

    • Called a Rogers Plus store in Edmonton, and was told this “release” was to select stores in Eastern Canada, with Western Canada to follow “soon”. Why should I have expected anything less of Rogers? Hope this doesn’t effect my pre-order.

    • No, it’s true. I popped into my local Rogers store here in Ontario and they had 2 black 920s in stock, just came in apparently. That was at 12:50pm EST.

    • Actually this is not true Robert. I called sunridge mall yesterday and they had one unit in stock. Also read some blog posts of some guy buying one at the iron mills mall. But Sunridge didnt know when they would get more. Just said it might come a few units every day or it might not.

  19. This is really an exciting WP8 phone to be launching, but why isn’t Rogers offering the phone in different colours? That’s one of the nicest aspects of this phone vs other WP8 phones is it’s design. Yellow and cyan are used in almost every marketing shot. When will Rogers be offering the phone in other colours like yellow or cyan? I don’t plan on upgrading until this is available, and if other carriers carry the yello or cyan then I may switch my business over.

  20. LondonOnLogic says: October 30th, 2012 a 1:21pm

    Clearly there is a need to know when the colours will be available. Come on Rogers, give us a date so that we can make an informed decision here.